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THE 1949 DIORAMA
THE 1949 DIORAMA
WILL REFRESH YOUR MEMORY
FLORENCE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE
EUGENE GREEN, Editor ANGELO FERGERSON, Business Manager
Registration ! ! !
Lines! Lines! Lines!
Pity the "raw meat."
Faculty reception and group singing made
If you smiled, the campus
smiled with you!
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Alice Graham were crown-
ed "Mr. ard Miss Friend-
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Hawkin's Day ! ! !
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FSTC's hoopsters and net men
ran up brilliant records for the
Christmas ! ! !
FSTC's beauties took
top honors in the an-
nual Christmas Cam
He has won the confidence and deep respect of the entire student body in a very
short time, due to his uncompromising sense of fair play, and his refreshing store of
OUR NEW PRESIDENT
DR. E. B. NORTON
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DEAN F. E. LUND
He displayed extremely capable leadership during a time when it was most
needed. Students are grateful for his efforts, as chairman of the committee
on athletics, to make football a reality at FSTC.
MAURINE SUBLETT, Ph.M., Assistant Professor of His-
WILLIAM A. RICHARDS, M.A., Associate Professor
of Business Education.
ORPHA ANN CULMER, A.M., Professor of Mathe-
HOMER H. FLOYD, Ph.D., Professor of Science.
WILLIAM H. PRESSER, Ph.D., Professor of Music.
LAURA JEAN McADAMS, M.A., Professor of Modern
EDWARD H. EVANS, Ph.D., Professor of History.
EDGAR L. McCormick, M.A., Professor of English.
HARRY B. EMIGH, CM. P., Professor of Military
Science and Tactics.
MARY W. HUFF, M.S., Associate Professor of Home
HUBERT A. FLOWERS, A.M., Associate Professor of
WILLIAM J. Mcllrath, M.A., Associate Professor of
SOPHIA ELIZABETH SULLIVAN, B.S. in L.S.. Librarian.
W. L. DAVIS, M.A., Director of Training School.
CHARLES A. GLOCK, Instructor in Aeronautics.
CORINNE TUTHILL, M.A., Associate Professor of Art.
R. C. FULLER, M.S., Treasurer.
CHESTER M. AREHART, M.A., Registrar.
MRS. RUTH ARNETT, B.S., Instructor in English.
WILLIAM H. BADGLEY, JR., M.A., Assistant Pro-
fessor of Mathematics.
JOHN H. BANKS, M.A., Professor of Mathematics.
ELHURA BARGANIER, M.A., Supervising Critic.
EDMOND E. BILLINGHAM, M.A., Assistant Profes-
sor of Physical Education.
SHIRLEY WILCOX BROWN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
MRS. VIOLA CLARK, M.A., Supervising Critic.
MRS. CHARLES C. COOPER, M.A., Instructor in
ILA COX, B.S., Supervising Critic.
RUTH DACUS, B.S. in L.S., Assistant Librarian.
MARISE DAVES, M.A., Instructor in Physical Education.
DONETTE DAVIS, M.S., Instructor in Business Educa-
REX D. DEPEW, M.A., Assistant Professor of Mathe-
Z. S. DICKERSON, JR., M.A.. Associate Professor of
LORETTO DYER, M.A., Instructor in Physical Educa-
FLORA BELLE FARLEY, M.A., Supervising Critic.
CHARLES N. FEIDELSON, LL.B., Associate Professor
ELIZABETH EASTLAND FLEMING, Ph.D., Associate
Professor of English.
ELIZABETH B. VON GEMMINGEN, M.A., Assistant
Professor of Biology.
HILDA KESSLER GILBERT, Ph.D., Associate Professor
J. NOEL GLASSCOCK, M.A., Professor of Geography.
HENRY T. HARVEY, M.A., Assistant Professor in
VIVIAN HENDRIX, B.S., Supervising Critic.
MRS. MARY R. HUDSON, A.M., Supervising Critic.
C. FULTON HUFF, M.A., Assistant Professor of
LORENE JOHNSTON, A.M., Instructor in Music.
MRS. CATHERINE C. JONES, A.B., Instructor in
DORIS H. KELSO, M.A., Instructor in Journalism,
Director News Bureau.
DALLAS M. LANCASTER, M.A., Assistant Professor of
HENRY L. MANN, M.S. Associate Professor of English.
MRS. EARL MASTERSON, B.A., Instructor in English
EARL W. McGEE, M.A., Instructor in History.
CONSTANCE W. McREYNOLDS, A.M., Supervising
MARY JULIA NEAL, M.A., Associate Professor of
MARTIN K. NURMI, M.A., Instructor in English.
MRS. MARTIN K. NURMI, B.S., Music Supervisor.
MABEL OWEN, M.A., Assistant Professor of English.
OTIS L. PEACOCK, M.A., Associate Professor of Edu-
MRS. RUBY HENDERSON PORTER, B.M., Assistant
Professor of Music.
HANS A. SCHMITT, M.A., Assistant Professor of His-
GLADYS SHEPARD, M.A., Assistant Professor of
HARRY CRAIG SIPE, M.A., Assistant Professor of
MRS. ROWENA ASHER TROTTER, B.S., Instructor in
c OTTO WASMER, JR., M.A., f Assistant Professor of
EXUM D. WATTS, M.A., Instructor in Chemistry and
LEON C. WILKERSON, M.A., Instructor in English.
ERNEST E. SNYDER, JR., A.M., Instructor in Chemistry.
LOUIS B. SWORTWOOD, Major, CM. P., Asst. Profes-
sor of Military Science and Tactics.
MARIE WILSON, B.S., Instructor in Biology.
M. WILLIAM WISE, M.A., Assistant Professor of
DR. J. A. KELLER
Scholar Teacher Public Servant
"It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help
meet for him." Gen. 2:18.
MRS. WALKER. MR. AREHART, MRS. MEDLEY, MISS HENDERSON, MiSS ALLISON
Front to Back: LESTER FRAWLEY. Senior Class President; JACK IVY. Junior Class Presi-
dent: TUPPIN COCKRELL. Sophomore Class President; LELDON JONES. Freshman Class
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The Turris Fidelis Award is conferred upon not more than two members of the
senior class at spring and summer graduation. The award is based upon a high
scholastic standing and outstanding service to the College. It is considered to
be the highest honor that the student body can confer upon a fellow student.
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
LESTER FRAWLEY President
JAMES CLOUSE Vice-President
ROBBYE SUE BRIGHT Secretary-Treasurer
BETTY GARDINER Reporter
JIM FLANAGAN Representative to Student Council
Clouse, Gardiner, Frawley, Bright, Flanagan
ROSE ABBOTT Sheffield. Ala.
Publicity Chairman^ Young Musicians; Associate Art Editor,
Diorama; Music Editor, Flor-Ala; Glee Club, Band.
JAMES ALDRIDGE Danville, Ala.
PEGGY WALSH ALDRIDGE . . . Double Springs, Ala.
Kappa Delta Pi; Sigma Tau Delta Secretary Student Council;
Society Editor, Flo-Ala; YWCA Vespers; Basketball Cheerleader.
ROBERT GUY ARELLO Florence, Ala.
Mr. Friendliness FSTC, 1946-47 I.R.C., Westminster Fellowship
THOMAS ARNOLD Florence, Ala
Skull and Bones.
ANNIE RITA ASHBURN Huntsville, Ala.
ORVILLE M. BAILEY Florence, Ala.
Vice-President, F.T.A.; Rehearsal Club; President County Club
1746-47; Vice-President, Freshman Class 1944.
WILLIE MAE BAILEY Florence, Ala.
FORACE BARLOW Savannah, Tenn.
ALLISON VERNON BARNETT Florence, Ala.
HUGO AUBURN BARTON Cordova, Ala
Business Staff of Diorama 1948-49; I.R.C.
GWENDOLYN BATSON Florence, Ala
ROBERT LEE BATSON, JR Florence, Ala
OBA ERNEST BELCHER Laurel Hill, Fla.
President of F.T.A.. P. E. Club.
REYNOLD G. BERRY Haleyville, Ala.
HOMER A. BLANKENSHIP Tuscumbia, Ala.
FREDDA BOSTICK . Winfield, Ala.
President of Y.W.C.A.; President of Modern Dance Club: Society
Club- Treasurer, Y.W.C.A.; W.A.A.; Secretary, Wesley Founda-
tion; Who's Who; Vesper Helper, (Y.W.CA.) '47; Secretary,
W.S.G.A.; Treasurer, Y.W.C.A., '48'49; F.T.A.
ROBBYE SUE BRIGHT Pickwick Dam, Tenn.
President of Y.W.CA- President of Modern Dance Club- Society
Editor of Flor-Aia, Summer '48; Social Chairman (W.S.G.A.)
Summer '48; Vesper Chairman for f.W.C.A. '48; Reporter of
Junior Class, (3rd year); Secretary-Treasurer of Senior Class
(4th year); Beauty 1949; Inter Faith Council '49; Wesley Founda-
ORVILLE EUGENE BROWN Florence, Ala
Music Director of B.S.U., Physical Education Majors Club.
RUBY BROWNING . Florence, Ala.
RAYMOND M. BUCHANAN .... Tishomingo, Miss.
HENRY LOUIS BURCHAM Russellville, Ala.
President "F" Club; BaskeTball 2nd year, Captain '49; Mr.
Friendliness '49; Mr. Sportsman '48.
STAATS GORDON BURNET Florence, Ala.
I.R.C.; Rehearsal Club; Flor-Ala; Westminister Fellowship (Presi-
MARY SUE CAMPBELL ... Florence, Ala.
Sigma Tau Delta; Kappa Delta Pi (Secretary-Treasurer Summer
'48); Glee Club; Madison County Club; Rehearsal Club; W.A.A.;
Future Teachers of America: Y.W.CA.; Who's Who.
TRAVIS RAY CARTER Detroit, Ala.
WALTON G. CLARKE Union, Miss.
"F" Club; F.T.A. ; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Baseball (3rd).
JAMES B. CLOUSE Sheffield, Ala.
Rehearsal Club- Wesley Foundation; Student Council- Vice-
President of the Jackson County Club; K.M.E.; Who's Who.
THOMAS RILEY COCHRAN College Station
IMOGENE COFFEY Florence, Ala.
Rehearsal Club; Glee Club- F.T.A. (Secretary-Treasurer 1943);
Y.W.CA. ; Flor-Ala, Circulation Staff.
WILLIAM RICHARD COFFEY Florence, Ala.
I.R.C.; F.T.A; Flor-Ala (Editor) '47-48; Glee Club; Rehearsal
Club; Who's Who; Student Coun,cil (1947-48).
WENDELL B. COOPER . .... Cullman, Ala.
HAROLD JAY COPE Trenton, Ala.
COY VERNON COPELAND . ... Town Creek, Ala.
RICHARD CROWSON .... Maysville, Ala.
President, Wesley Foundation; President.lnter-Faith Council.
RUTH E. CROWSON .... Huntsville, Ala.
Wesley Foundation; Madison County, Y.W.C.A,.; Re+iearsal
Club; F.T.A. ; Inter-Faith Council (Secretary-Treasurer).
CHRISTINE DARBY . .... Florence, Ala.
F.T..A.; W.S.G.A. Board; President Sigma Tau Delta- Kappa
JERRY DARBY ... Florence, Ala.
LEVAUGHN DAVIS Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Student Council Treasurer
DORIS EVANS Haclcleburg, Ala.
Secretary and Treasurer, Wesley Foundation.
MARGARET FARROW Huntsville, Ala.
W.A.A.; Publicity Chairman, B.S.U.; Y.W.C.A (Vice-President);
Glee Club, Accompanist.
ANGELO FERGERSON Mt. Hope, Ala.
President, I.RC; Reporter I.R.C.; Bus'ness Manager of Diorama;
President, Veterans Club; President of Freshman Class- Glee
Club: Who's Who.
LOUIS FRANKLIN FISHER Sheffield, Ala.
Veterans Club, Mr. F.S.T.C. (1948-49).
JAMES JOSEPH FLANAGAN .... Springfield, Mass.
Editor, Flor-Ala; Treasurer, Sigma Tau Delta; Who's Who;
Student Council; Copy Editor, Diorama.
HOMER HAROLD FLOYD, JR Florence, Ala.
Pre-Med Club, President.
EDNA GRACE FOWLER Winfield, Ala.
LESTER FREDERICK FRAWLEY Florence, Ala.
F.7.A.; President, Senior Class 19-18-49; Veterans Club.
BETTY GARDINER Huntsville, Ala.
Librarian F.T.A. '48; President of Westminister Fellowship '49;
Glee Club- Inier-Faith Council Reporter^ President, Kappa
Deita Pi; '49 Y.W.C.A. Cabinet; Corresponding Secretary, I.R.C
'49- Flor-Ala Society Editor '49; Repcrter, Senior Class; Who's
EDWARD BRINKLEY GARNER Florence, Ala.
I.R.C; Glee Club; Diorama Circulation Manager '47-'48, Who's
Who; Young Musicians Club; Business Manager, Diorama '48-'49.
NILA JUNE GILBERT Haleyville, Ala.
Reporter, K.D.P.; Secretary, Sigma Tau Delta; I.R.C; F.T.A.
KEMPER GLASGOW Belgreen, Ala.
ALVIS B. GOUGH Florence. Ala.
Secretary-Treasurer of Glee Club '49; Rehearsal Club; I.S.S.;
Feature Writer of Flor-Ala '49; Young Musician Club; Business
Manager, Alpha Psi Omega; Assistant Business Manager of Flor-
Ala '48; Who's Who; Vice-President cf Lauderdale County Club
'43; Advertising Manager, Diora-na '48; Publicity Manager,
EDISON EUGENE GREEN Florence, Ala.
Diorama Editor '48'49; Business Manager, Flor-Ala '47-'48;
Young Musicians; Business Manager, Diorama '47-'48; I.R.C;
O'NEAL GREENHILL Russellville, Ala.
F.T.A.; Glee Club.
JAMES D. HAND Tuscumbia, Ala.
F.T.A. President; I.R.C, Vice-President.
VIOLET HAND Hazel Green, Ala.
P. E. Club, Treasurer; F.T.A. Librarian.
EARL FOREST HARGETT Golden, Miss.
Student Council '47-'48- Freshman, President- Basketball; Flor-
Ala Staff; "F" Club; Associate Editor, Diorama '47-'48; Sports
Editor, Diorama '48-'49.
CAROL SHIRLEY HARKINS Florence, Ala.
Fior-Ala- Sec-etary '48-'49 of the Y.W.C.A.; Rehearsal Club;
F.T.A.; B.S.U.; Sigma Tau Delta; Glee Club.
ARMOND E. HARRIS Florence, Ala.
EVELYN HARRISON . Lester, Ala.
F.T.A.; W.S.G.A.; Y.W.C.A.
MIKE HAYGOOD Sylacauga, Ala.
Sigma Tau Delta; President '48'49 of Kappa Mu Epsilon; Mr.
F S T.C '48- Rehearsal Club; Glee Club; Student Council; Flor-
Ala M.S.G.A.; F.T.A.; Inter-Faith Council; Who's Who; Joint
County Club; B.S.U.; I.S.S.
BEATRICE HENDRIX Belgreen, Ala.
DOROTHY MARIE HESTER Russellville, Ala.
W.S.G.A.; F.T.A.- Franklin County Club (Secretary); Social
Chairman of W.S.G.A
WILLIAM C. HESTER Russellville, Ala.
Annual Staff; Flor-Ala Staff; President of Rehearsal Club; Board
Member Men's New Dormitory; F.T.A.
LESTER L. HIBBETT Florence, Ala.
I.S.S. President; Skull and Bones (President); H. H. Floyd
Science Award 1948.
WILLIAM NORMAN HILL Huntsville, Ala.
Young Musicians Club; F.T.A. ; Madison County Association;
Vice-President of Sigma Tau Delta; Kappa Delta Pi.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES Athens, Ala.
Freshman Class President
DOUGLAS C. HOLT Athens, Ala.
Skull and Bones; I.S.S.
CHARLES FRANK HOPPER Altoona, Ala.
President I.R.C.; Vice-President of Sfuaent Council; F.T.A; Kappa
Delta Pi; Delegate to regional Conference I.R.C. '47-'48; Dele-
gate to Collegiate Council for United Nations 1948.
LORENE HUFFMAN Florence, Ala.
Glee Club; I.R.C; Sigma Tau Delta; Kappa Delta Pi.
CURTIS IKARD Sheffield, Ala.
Glee Club; Flor-Ala; Young Musicians; Band; Westminister Fel-
AUBREY WAYNE JACKSON Cloverdale, Ala.
Freshman Class President 1944-45; Rehearsal Club 1944; F.T.A.
1946; Favorite '44-'45.
ISAAC D. JACKSON Florence, Ala.
DON JONES Moulton, Ala.
"F" Club; F.T.A.; President of the Student Council; K.M.E.;
K.D.P.; Baseball (3rd and 4th year); Secretary-Treasurer ot
Junior Class. (3rd year).
EMILY VERTA JONES Huntsville, Ala.
JOSEPH A. JONES Decatur, Ala.
"F" Club* Treasurer, Kappa Delta Pi; Student Council; Presi-
dent, P.E. Club; Basketball , 46-'4/-"48; Baseball '47-'48.
MELVIN RAY KACHAROS Cordova. Ala.
HOMER LEE KIMBROUGH Barton, Ala.
JOHN ELBERT LEWIS Cloverdale, Ala.
LLOYD B. LONG Huntsvllle, Ala.
BARNEY LUTHER Pontotoc, Miss.
DOROTHY MAYFIELD Tuscumbia, Ala.
MARY HUE MARSH Mt. Hope, Ala.
CHARLES ARTHUR McCALLA Florence, Ala.
President of I.R.C.; Reporter, Skull and Bones* Rehearsal Club;
I.S.S.; Tenn. Valiey Society; Veterans Club 46; Social Com-
mittee '46; Marshal] '4B.
ELMER JEWEL McCORD Tuscumbia, Ala.
JOHN E. McDONALD Florence, Ala.
Studenl Council '43; Assistant Circulation Manager for the Flor-
Ala '43; Stunt Night Chairman, '48- Class Favorite '43.
VAN KENNETH McDOWELL Red Bay, Ala.
ALLAN CLINTON MEDLEY Florence, Ala
PAULINE MEFFORD Town Creek, Ala.
Circulation Manager of Flo-Ala; Y.W.C.A. Cabinet.
DOROTHY NADINE MELSON Moulton, Ala.
DOROTHY AMELIA MITCHELL .... Florence, Ala.
ROBERT MeKINLEY MITCHELL Sheffield, Ala.
Flor-Ala; F.T.A.; Vetersn Club.
RUTH MORRIS Elkmont, Ala.
Kappa Delta Pi
GRACE VIRGINIA MORROW Hamilton, Ala.
F.T.A.; Y.W.A.; Vice President of W.S.G.A.
CLARA FARRIS MYERS Sheffield, Ala.
MARTHA NARMORE Sheffield, Ala.
Miss Sportswoman '49; P.E. Club.
LUTHER M NUNNELLY Hamilton, Ala.
MABEL EFFIE OZBIRN Hackleburg, Ala.
ALVIN FLOYD PARKER Florence, Ala.
Kappa Delta Pi.
LUTHER JONES PARKER Killen, Ala
KENNETH CLAY POSEY Haleyville, Ala.
FRANK WILLIAM POTTER Tuscumbia, Ala.
Sigma Tau Delta; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Who's Who; K.D.P.
AULINE POWER Gurley, Ala.
ANN PUCKETT Hartselle, Ala.
F.T.A.; W.S.G.A.; Annual Staff.
LOIS RAY Sulligent, Ala.
WALLACE G. REID Cordova, Ala.
SRANVILL L RICHARDSON Tuscumbia, Ala.
RAYMOND THEO RICKETTS .... New Market, Ala.
3.S.U. Recording Secretary; F.T.A.; Madison County Club
HOLLIS ROBERSON Decatur, Ala.
F.T.A. President '46-M7; Kappa Delta Pi.
LUCY MARGARET ROBERSON . . . Mount Hope, Ala.
DONALD W. SANDERS Huntsville, Ala.
WILLIAM R. SCURLOCK Sheffield, Ala.
JAMES GRADY SHAW Cordova, Ala.
JAMES H. SLOAN Florence, Ala.
CHARLES DOUGLAS SMITH Florence, Ala.
President of P.E. Club; "P Club F.T.A.; Baseball (Junior);
Basketball (Freshman, Sopohmore and Junior).
WILLIAM ALBERT SMITH . .
ANNIE MAE SPEAKE
LADYE MAUDE STAMPS Florence, Ala.
Miss F.S.T.C. '43.
FLOY BROWN STRANGE Horton, Ala.
SERRILL LUCILLE STUART Florence, Ala.
MARY BETH STUTTS Florence, Ala.
H. NEIL TAYLOR Phil Campbell, Ala.
JAMES E. TAYLOR Hamilton, Ala.
CECIL THOMPSON Tuseumbia, Ala.
Skull and Bones; Y.W.C.A. (Cabinet); Secretary of Colbert
DAVID H. THOMPSON Sheffield, Ala.
Vice-Fresident, B.S.U.: President, Ir.ter-Faith Council; I.R.C.
JUANITA THORNE lulta, Miss.
F.T.A.; Social Committee; Y.W.A.; Y.W.C.A.; Kappa Delta PI;
Sigma Tau Delta.
WILLIAM E. TROTTER Florence, Ala.
SARAH TURBERVILLE Margerum, Ala.
F.T.A. ; Kappa Delta Pi; W.S.G.A.; Vice-President, F.T.A.
EMILY RUTH VANDIVER Hackleburg, Ala.
BETTY JEAN VARNELL Florence, Ala.
Secretary-Treasurer, I.R.C; Secretary, Skull and Bones.
JAMES HAROLD WAKEFIELD Jasper, Ala.
President, Walker County Club.
REBA WALKER Florence, Ala.
Glee Club; Flor-Ala; Secretary-Treasurer, F.T.A.
MIRIAM ROBERSON WATKINS . . . Mt. Hope, Ala.
MARY KATHLEEN WEATHERBY . . . Tuscumbia, Ala.
Beauty, 1949- Maid of Cotton 1949.
HENRY H. WEST . Hodges, Ala.
MILDRED LYNN WHITEHEAD .... Rogersville, Ala.
Vrce-President, Sigma Tau Delta; Secretary, Kappa Delta Pi;
Student Council; House Chairman, Apt. Dorm.; F.T.A.; I.R.C.
NANCY ELLIS WILCOX Florence, Ala.
Business Manager, Flor-Ala '49; Rehearsal Club; Young Musicians
Club; Alpha Psi Omega; Diorama Staff '48.
JAMES ROBERT WILLIAMS Florence, Ala.
VASTIE WILLIAMS Fayette. Ala.
Y.W.C.A.; F.T.A.; Y.W.A.
WILLIAM CLETUS WILLINGHAM . . . Tuscumbia, Ala.
NORA LEE WRIGHT Florence, Ala.
Kappa Delta Pi; I.R.C.
BONNIE RAE YEILDING Florence, Ala.
Y.W.C.A.; B.S.U. Council; P. E. Club; Modern Dance Club.
DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS?
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
JACK IVY President
RUSTY PARKER Vice-President
CLARA RUTH WORTHINGTON Secretary-Treasurer
BUDDY HANNAH Representative to Student Council
Ivy, Parker, Worthington, Hannah.
FREDERICK EARL ADKINS, JR.
JAMES M. ALLEN
DAVID MORGAN BAILEY
JASPER N. BAILEY, JR.
MARJORIE EUGENIA BARKER
TED HUGHES BARLOW
MARTHA COLEMAN BARTON
MARVIN McKINLEY BENSON
J. D. BIGGERS
MARTHA JEAN BISHOP
DAVID JAMES BLISS
JEAN ELIZABETH BOND
PAULINE O. BRYANT
WILLIAM H. BURKS
SYLVIA S. CANTRELL
ELGIN PHILLIP CHILDERS
JOSEPH BECKHAM CHOAT
RAY L. COBB
JAMES RAY COLLINS
JAMES T. CRAW
JAMES L. CULVER
JOHN ROBERT FELKINS
WALTER LESLIE FISK
SARAH JANE FOSTER
ROSA KORN GAHN
MARY CLEO GIVENS
GEORGE WAYLON GLOVER
ROBERT HAROLD GOKEY
SARAH ALICE GRAHAM
WILLIAM EARL GRAHAM
MARY LOU GREENHILL
REUBEN CECIL HALBROOKS
SANFORD TURNER HAMMOND
W. C. HANNAH
ROBERT PAUL HARGETT
GRANVILLE HINTON, JR.
JOHN W. HOLLAND, JR.
ANNIE DORIS HOLLAWAY
D. L. HOWELL
WILLIAM S. HUMPHREY
WALTER BRYAN INGLE
JACK FREDERICK IVEY
LUTHER E. JOHNSON
NANCY RUTH JOHNSON
ROBERT WARD JOHNSON
EDWIN HILL JOLLEY
LEWIS JACK JOLLY
LEMUEL CURTIS KAYLOR
JO HELEN KILLEN
MILTON S. KILLEN, JR.
JAMES HAROLD KIMBRELL
REBECCA JEWEL KNOWLES
ROSA VEE LANN
MAGGIE BELLE LATHAM
ELIZABETH NELL LAWSON
HAROLD EUGENE LAYNE
VIVIAN ADELLE LEIGH
OTTIE FERNELL LEDGEWOOD
ELLA SUE LeMAY
DELPHA LEE LINDSEY
T. J. LEWTER
CHARLES GRIFFIN LONG
SARA ANNE LONG
CHRIS E. LUTHER
MAX EVERETT McBRAYER
MITCHELL HOMER McCLELLAN
berniece jackson mcdowell
james a. Mcdowell
SAMUEL McGEE, JR.
JOHN DAVID MORGAN
DANISH R. MILLER
VIVIAN WINONA MINOR
WILLIAM GUY MITCHELL
EMILY SUE NICHOLS
SAMUAL ELLIS NUGENT
ROBERT C. ORMES
BILLYE JEAN PARKER
FLOYD RUDOLPH PARKER
BETTY SUE PATTON
LONNIE J. PETTEY
CECELIA JANE PRATER
WILLIAM J. OUIGLEY
CARL KING RAND, JR.
RAY S. RANDOLPH
BENNIE WELLS SHAW
BILLY N. SIBLEY
ANDREW JACKSON SIMS
JOHN F. SMITH
KIRBY RAY STRANGE
RAYMOND D. SWINDLE
CLARICE R. THRASHER
JOHN V. TILLMAN, JR.
JOHN 0- UNDERWOOD, JR.
BILLY MORGAN WALKER
FRED SAMUEL WELLS, JR.
MARY JO WHITE
HILLARD E. WHITLOCK
DOROTHY BENNETT WILSON
JAMES PAUL WILSON
LACEY ALBERT WOODLEY
THOMAS E. WOOTEN
CLARA RUTH WORTHINGTON
MIRIAM ANN WRIGHT
DENZIL A. YARBROUGH
THOMAS EARL YORK, JR.
INEZ B. YOUNG
SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
HULON COCKRELL President
OTTO KERR Vice-President
BILLIE HERREN Secretary-Treasurer
WALTON YAR8ROUGH Representative to Student Council
SARAH HOYLE Reporter
He rr en, Hoyle, Kerr, Yarbrough, Cockrell.
A. B. BRADFORD
OSWYN E. BROWN
WILMA ANN BOSTICK
E. F. CAGLE
THOMAS M. CLEM
JOHN B. COLLIER
GERALD E. COMER
FAYE NELL COUEY
ERA MAE CRIDER
MRS. W. S. DOTY
JOHN R. FAUST
MARGARET ANNE FLIPPEN
W. W. FOSHEE
BETTY JO FOSTER
MAGDALENE N. GLOVER
MARY LOU GREENHILL
JOHN THOMAS HUDSON
OTTO KERR, JR.
VERA LUCILLE LEE
SARAH ANN MADDOX
rosa marie mcleskey
JAMES T. PALMER
GEORGE T. PATTERSON
DOYLE W. RAMEY
ROSA NELL REID
MARY ANN ROBBINS
R. B. GRAINGER
EDWARD M. SAVAGE
MARY ALICE SMITH
REEDER LEE SPRINGER
J. C. STEELE
FOSS J. WEATHERFORD
MARY ELOISE WHITE
SARAH JOYCE WHITE
ARRIE MAE WOOD
JAMES OLIVER WARD
He's got that pipe appeal
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IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS
LELDON JONES President
MARGARET EUBANK Reporter
JOE SCOTT Vice-President
CLIFF CAMPBELL Representative to Student Council
ANN CANTRELL Secretary-Treasurer
MR. SNYDER Sponsor
First Row: Leldon Jones, Margaret Eubank, Jo Scott. Second Row: Cliff Campbell, Ann Cantrell, Mr, Snyder.
JOHN JULIAN ADKINS
CHARLES JAMES ALEXANDER
JEWELL FAYE ALLEN
CLYDE CROW ANDERSON
JOSEPH RANDLE AUSTIN
MARY SUE BADGELY
GEORGE RICHARD BAILY
JOHN THOMAS BALCH
MARY LYNN BARKLEY
FRANCES KATHRYN BARNES
HERBERT CLAYTON BATT
ZERE EDMOND BELLAH
DOROTHY MAE BENSON
CHARLES MILTON BIGGERS
SARA CHRISTINE BLACKBURN
SID WAYNE BLACKBURN
JAMES A. BOBO
MARY FRANCES BOBO
NELDA JO BRAWNER
SARA ELIZABETH BRAZLETON
EVA NELL BRITNNELL
CHARLES A. BROWN
DAVID CLARK BROWN
DOROTHY RAMONA BROWN
GALVIN MARINE BUFFLER
JACOB LORINE BUFFLER
NELLIE LORINE BUTLER
KENNETH EARL BUTRAM
CLIFFORD WARD CAMPBELL
ALICE ANN CANTRELL
MARY NELL CARSON
HAROLD LEE CARTEE
KATHERINE BENNETT CARTER
IMOGENE NORA CHILDERS
PAULINE OLIVIA CHUNN
JERRY REED CLEMMENS
DORIS FAYE COBB
ALONZO BAILEY COCKRELL
JOYCE REBA COLE
CARSON L. COMPTON JR.
MRS. MARIE COURINGTON
WILMA INEZE CRAFT
EDWARD ALBERT CROSS
RUTH CHRISTINE CROSS
BILLYE SUE CUTSHALL
LUTHER O. DALEY
BOYD L. DAVIS
MARY KATHRYN DEARMAN
JO ANN DILL
BROWNIE M. DUDLEY
FRANK EARNEST, JR.
DANNIEL ISHMEAL EDDY
MARY BELLE ELDRIDGE
MARGARET FRANCES EUBANKS
PEGGY LOUISE EZELL
JAMES KENNEDY FARNEMAN
MABEL LOUISE FARNEMAN
ROBERTSON CARNELL FARROW
IVAN EDWARD FIKE
ALTON BOBBY FLACK
ALICE MARGARET FOSTER
ELBERT F. FOSTER, JR.
HELEN MAY FRENCH
HERBERT GLENN FRENCH
ANNA MAE GARDNER
JAMES FRANK GARDNER
LUCY CAROLYN GARLAND
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON
KATHRYN CHRISTINE GIBSON
GEORGE R. GILES
J. W. GOODWIN
BILLIE RUTH GORDON
JIMMIE SUE GRAY
FREDIA BELL GREEN
REX FRANKLIN GRISSOM
WALTER GUY GULLET
JAMES O. GUYTON
DORIS JEAN HAMMOND
ROGER LEE HAMNER
NORMA JEAN HARBIN
HAZEL JUANITA HARDIMAN
MARTHA NELL HARDISON
JOHNIE D. HARDY
WILLIE LEE HAYGOOD
MARTHA ELIZABETH HAYNES
LOIS WYNELL HILL
TERRY W. HILL
RICHARD HOBSON HOGAN, JR.
VIRGINIA FAY HOLLEY
MARY RUTH HOLT
JACQUELINE MARIE HOOD
JOYCE ANN HOWARD
ROBERT HOUSTON HOWELL, JR.
THOMAS ALLEN HOWELL
WALLACE MURRY HUDSON
RUBY KATHRYN INMAN
GERALD ARVIN JARNIGAN
JAMES LEONARD JOHNS
WILLIAM T. JOHNSON
LELDON JACKSON JONES
ROY DOUGLASS JONES
WILLIAM CHARLES KENNEDY III
DOROTHY SUE KENT
FRENETTA C. KILPATRICK
ROBERT KENNETH KIMBREL
MARY RITA KIMBROUGH
CHARLES COOPER KING, JR.
HARLAN DAVIS KNIGHT
MARY JANE KNOWLES
ARNOLD MARVIN KOHN
EARL DUNCAN KOONCE
JAMES BOYD LAMON
PEGGY ANN LANGSTON
DEWEL COLEMAN LOTT
MARK RAY LUTTRELL
WILLIAM CARL MARDIS
CHARLES JOSEPH MARMANN
BILLY JACK MATHEWS
GARLIN MERDITH MAYS
EMMA LEE McBRIDE
MARTNA ANN MeCLENDEN
ROBERT RUTH McCLUNG
CHARLES DAVID McCORKLE
CHARLES RICHARD McHENRY
JEAN CATHERINE McKINNEY
EURAL JULIUS McLAIN
MARVIN CARLOS McMULLEN
NELLIE RUTH MILES
BILLY PORTER MITCHELL
PATRICIA MAE MITCHELL
ROBERT DIXON MITCHELL
MILTON MONROE MORGAN, JR.
BETTYE JEAN MONTGOMERY
DURWARD A. MOORE
HAROLD LEE MOORE
DEWEY HAROLD MYRICK
THELMA LOIS MYRICK
PAUL DONALD NELSON
MARDIE H. ODELL
WILLIAM T. OLIVE
DOROTHY V. OLIVER
WILLIAM E. PARMER
MARVIN LEE PARRISH
TOMMY ALAN PARRISH
CHARLES MONROE PAULK
BETTY JOYCE PAYNE
GEORGETTE WILSON PERRY
GLORIA JUNE PETERS
CALVIN JACKSON PITT
DOROTHY ANN POE
NILON HOUSTON PRATER
JAMES ELBERT ROBBINS
WILLIAM ARLO ROBISON
JAMES EUGENE ROSS
RILLA MAE RICE
NORMA LOIS RICHARDSON
MILLIE IRENE RICHTER
JOHN LANS RUMPH
SARA CATHERINE RUSSUM
THURMOND SAMUEL SANDERS
WILLIAM ALTON SANDERS
JESSE MARSH SANDLIN
WILLIAM JOHN SCHISLER
ANN ELIZABETH SCHRIMSHER
JOE ANDRY SCOTT
HARRY L SHARP
VIVIAN GRACE SHEATS
WILLA DEAN SIDES
ROBERT L. SITTON
ANNA SUE SMITH
BILLIE RUTH SMITH
DOROTHY SUE SMITH
ELIZABETH PHILOMENE SMITH
ETHEL NICHOLSON SMITH
RUTH ELLNER SNEED
BRANDON B. SPARKMAN
CLARA OPAL STANSELL
NELSON RIVERS STARKY, JR.
ERNIA M. STEPHENS
CHARLES R. STEWART
BOBBY ODEN SUMMERFORD
CARL BROOKS SUTTON
THOMAS RUDOLPH SUTTON
JAMES W. TATE
KENNETH BYRON TAYLOR
RALPH ARNOLD TAYLOR
CHARLES L. TAYS
EVELYN VIRGINIA THOMAS
CHARLES KENNETH TICE
HAROLD EDWARD TIDWELL
WAYNE LARRY TIDWELL
JAMES EDMOND TODD
ELVIA GLADYS TROUSDALE
MARLIN DAVID TUCKER
JOE W. TURBYFILL
MARY EDNA UNDERWOOD
J. WHEELER VANN
JOYCE VIRGINIA WARDEN
HOLLIS LORENZ WARREN
JEWETT LEE WEBB
BETTY JEAN WEEMS
BETTY LEE WHITE
ELIZABETH RAMONA WHITE
MARY JOYCE WHITE
MAVIS RUTH WHITE
WILMA DEAN WHITEHEAD
WILLIAM BERT WHITLOCK
L L. WHITTEN
FRANCES ANETTE WILBANKS
DARYL LEE WILLIAMS
MARY LEE WILLIAMS
ROY TRAVIS WILLIAMS
BETTY CAROL WILLINGHAM
CHARLES FREDERICK WILSON
JO ANN WILSON
PATRICIA MAE WRIGHT
Ladles (and Gents) be seated
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HE MUST'VE BEEN CUTE
OUT OF PLACE BUT CAN YOU BLAME THEM?
OUEEN OF BEAUTY AND COURT
BENNIE WELLS SHAW
BETTY JEAN VARNELL
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
RDBBYE SUE BRIGHT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
MEMBER OF ROYAL COURT
SARAH ALICE GRAHAM
H. L. BURCHAM
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
H. L. BURCHAM
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR
L QUI S FISHER
IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
First Row: Betty Gardiner, Jimmy Clouse, Gloria Clem, Eugene Green,
Nila June Gilbert.
Second Row: Angelo Fergerson, Buddy Gough, Fredda Bostick, Don
Jones, Mildred Whitehead.
Third Row: Jim Flanagan, Jack Ivy, Joe Jones, Lester Hibbett.
SHMOO WEEK THE SALS DO THE TOTIN'
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NOW AIN'T THAY PEACEFUL LOOKIN7
AS YE WOULD THAT MEN SHOULD DO
WORSE THAN THE HOME-TOWN PARTY LINE
VISITING CELEBRITY OF "BEG YOUR PARDON" FAME
DOES HE ALWAYS USE THREE HANDS?
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HUBERT A. FLOWERS, B.S., M.A.
Director, Department of Physical Education.
During Coach Flowers Administration of the Physical Education Department,
orogress has been the key word. A new gymnasium was built in 1939; the major
.n physical Education was added in 1947, and a new athletic field was acquired.
Not only has Coach Flowers trained the Varsity athletic teams but he has supported
an excellent intermural program as well.
Coach Flowers is president-elect of the Alabama Physical Education Association;
past-president of Alabama Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Association;
president of Mississippi Valley Conference.
COACH ED BILLINGHAM
CAPTAIN H. L BURCHAM
A newcomer to our campus from West Virginia, Coach Billingham has produced
a good team, winning 12, losing 8 games. He demands fine sportsmanship and
has greatly increased our interest in sports.
First Row: Coach Billingham, Myers, Collins, Eiell, Burcham, Smith, Johnson, Jool Brewer. Second Row:
Hamilton, McCleskey, Ward, P. Brewer, Faught, Jarvis Brewer, Nelson, Cockrell, Pilgrim, Whitlock.
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Rogersville, Ala.; Center
Rogersville, Ala.; Guard
Scottsboro, Ala.; Forward
Collinwood, Tenn.- Center
(CAPT.) H. L. BURCHAM
Mount Hope, Ala.; Guard
Lacy Springs, Ala.; Guard
Fairview, Ala.; Forward
Collinwood, Ala.: Center
State Teachers College 42; David Lipscomb 44 State Teachers College 37;
State Teachers College 47; Troy State 28 State Teachers College 83;
State Teachers College 66; St. Bernard 44 State Teachers College 58;
State Teachers College 59; St. Bernard 51 State Teachers College 58;
State Teachers College 74; U. T. Jr. College 44 State Teachers College 66;
State Teachers College 45; Union 49 State Teachers College 52;
State Teachers College 44; Livingston 55 State Teachers College 71;
State Teachers College 57; David Lipscomb 56 State Teachers College 58;
State Teachers College 59; Bethel 41 State Teachers College 46;
State Teachers College 57; Howard 54 State Teachers College 44;
Troy STC 60
Austin Peay .... 78
Southwestern ... .47
U. T. Jr. College 50
Soulhwestern ... 73
Cdptain Lonnift Petty, Jimmy Mattox. Euqene Gill, Otto Kpit, Portpr Ellis
B A S
B A L
Two out and bases loaded.
R. 0. T. C.
Otto Kerr, Jr., First Lieutenant Baitaiion
Adjuctant; hulon D. Cockrell, Captain
Company Commander; Gilbert R.
Melson, Captiir Battalion Commander;
Colonel Harry B. Cmiqh. P.M. ST.;
James C. Waddell, Jr., Captain Bat.
talion Execvitive Officer; Jcel C. Doss,
Captain Company Commander; Wil-
liam L. McDonald, First Station Bat-
Seorge E. Chapman, First Lieutenant Ex-
ectuive Oficer Company B; Walter B.
Ingle, Jr., Second Lieutenant Platoon
Leader Co. B; Harold L. Dudley.
Second Lieutenant Platoon Leader
Company B; Frank Storms, Jr., First
Lieutenant Executive Officer Company
Carl K. Rand, Second Lieutenant Pla-
toon L. Company B; Herman C. My-
ers, Second Lieutenant Platoon L.
Company B ; Jack O. Broome, Second
Lieutenant Platoon L. Company A;
Luther E. Johnson, Second Lieutenant
Platoon L. Company B.
Drum and Bugle Corps
The purpose of this council is to act as a clearing house for problems
affecting the social welfare of the students, and to unify the student
activities in the college. The membership of the council consists of
representatives from the dormitories, classes, and the non-boarding
First row, left to right: Joe Jones, Betty Jean Varnell. Lucye Noblett. Peggy Eiell. Peqqy Reeder. Don Jones,
Gilbert Melson, Le Vaughn Davis, Mildred Whitehead, Bonnie Cantrell, Buddy Hannah. Second row: Marion
Brown, Walton Yarbrough, Clifford Campbell, James Flanagan, James Clouse.
DON JONES President
GILBERT MELSON Vice-President
PEGGY REEDER Secretary
LE VAUGHN DAVIS Treasurer
Above, Left: Eugene Green, Editor-in-Chief, and Doris
Above, Right: Angelo Fergerson and Brinkley Garnsr,
Top, Left: Jim Flanagan, Feature Writer, and Tracyne
Gibson, Associate Editor. Bottom, Left: Betty White,
Freshman Editor; Hulen D. Coclcrell, Faculty Editor; Peggy
Reeder, Sophomore Editor; Robbye Sue Bright, Senior
Editor; Clara Ruth Worthington, Junior Editor.
Anne Green, Activity Editor; Buddy Gough, Publicity
Manager; Annette Wilbanlcs, Assistant Publicity Manager;
Earl Hargett, Sports Editor; Bonnie Cantrell, Organization
Editor; Ethel Smith, Feature Editor; Peggy Eiell, Assistant
Right, Top: Melvin Stone and James Robbins, Photogra-
phers. Center, Sitting: Sue LeMay, Typist. Standing:
Ann Puckett and Jean Bond, Student Pictures. Bottom,
Sitting: Jean Ryan, Sally Hoyle, Jimmie Hudson, Adver-
tising Staff. Standing: Lonnie Petty and James Kimbrell,
Standing: Bobby Mitchell, Art Staff. Sitting: Ray Ran-
dolph, Art Staff and Billie Ruth Gordon, Advertising Staff.
Carol Harkins, Jean Ryan, Betty Gardiner (Society Editor)
Vivian Azbell, Society Staff.
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Walton Yarbrough and Lonnie Petty, Sports Staff.
Sitting: Parnell Lovett, Nancy Wilcox (Business Manager),
Earl Daniel. Standing: Jessie Bradford, Charles Cantrell,
James Guyton, Otto Kerr, Jr., Business Staff.
Bobby Mitchell, Art Editor and James Robbins,
Top: James J. Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief; Doris
Kelso, Sponsor; Gene Ledbetter, Editor-in-Chief.
Center, Sitting: John W. Vess, Jr., Peggy Reed
er, Paul Hargett, Buddy Gough, Rose Abbott,
Gerald Comer. Standing: Sarah Ann Maddox
and Ruth Sneed, Feature Staff. Bottom, Sitting:
Bill Humphrey, Peggy Reeder. Standing: Imo-
gen? Coffey, Polly Mefford, Reba Walker, An-
nette Wil banks, Circulation Staff.
First row: Bill Humphries, Betty Appling, Jean Coffee, Nancy Wilcox, Charles Randolph, Jackie Hood, Sara Ann
Kldddox, Ethel Smith, Carol Harkins. Second row: Jesse Bradford, Cooper King, Charles McCalla, Ann Cantrell,
Billie Ruth Smith, Mary Sue Campbell. Bill Hesrer. Betty Whire. Peggy Ezell. Third row: Ray Randolph, Gene
Ledbetter, Gerald Comer, Buddy Gough.
Officers, left to right: Gerald Comer, Sara Ann Maddox, Bill
Hester, Ray Randolph.
The Rehearsal Club is the college
dramatic organization. Any student in-
terested in any ph-ase of dramatics is
encouraged to become a member. This
group presents several major productions
each year, and members who show special
interest and ability are invited to become
members of Zeta Rho Cast of Alpha Psi
Omega, a national dramatic fraternity.
First row: Jennie Beasley, Peggy Ezell, Ethel Smith, Helen French, Betty White, Laura Jean Mc Adams, Second
row: Willodean Davis, Betty Self, Bonnie Cantrell. Elizabeth Smith. Margaret Jean Howe. Mary Alice Smith.
Third row: Joann Harrison, Jean Parker. Mabel Farneman, Anne Green, Charles McCalla, William Kennedy.
Fourth row: James Anderson. Jack Hyatt, O. J. Reneqar. Gilbert Melson, Homer Floyd.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
Officers left to right: Laura Jean McAdams, Willodean Davis,
Anne Green, Bonnie Cantrell, Jean Parker, Gilbert Melson.
The International Students Society was
organized for the purpose of promoting
international friendship and scholarship.
This is accomplished through friendly cor-
respondence with members in French,
Spanish, and German-speaking lands;
active participation in the local chapter;
and co-operation with the International
An organization of long standing at FSTC is
the Young Women's Christian Association. All
women students are made eligible for member-
ship by accepting the organization's purpose,
which is to further campus-wide Christian living.
Under the direction of Mr.s Mary R. Hudson,
this group sponsors a Freshman Party, Big-Little
Sister Week, Sunday Vesper programs, mid-
week group singing, Friendship Week, and many
other activities. These projects are expressive
of the organization's high ideals, and they en-
courage better living among students.
Robbye Sue Bright, President; Sara Alice Gra-
ham, Vice President; Carol Harkins, Secretary;
Fredda Bostick, Treasurer; Peggy Walker, Treas-
urer Helper; Margaret Jean Howe, Vesper Chair-
man; Joan McCullough, Vesper Helper; Mary
Jo White, Vesper Helper; Ethel Smith, Social
Chairman; Peggy Reeder, Social Service Chair-
man; Mary Joyce White, Reporter; Faye Pettus,
Apartment Dormitory Representative; Fay Nell
Couey, Old Boys Dorm; Sara Long, Town Repre-
sentative; Cecil Thompson, Tuscumbia Repre-
sentative; Betty Gardiner, Sheffield Representa-
tive; Faye Vann, Inter-Faith Council Representa-
tive; Bonnell Hill, Freshman Representative; Mrs.
Mary R. Hudson, Sponsor.
First row left to right: Billy Dean Weerns, Sarah Sockwell, Dorothy Rolen, Rae Yielding, Cornelius Daily, Betty
Appling. Second row: Miriam Wright, Raymond Buchanan, BSU president, Rebecca Knowles. Third row: Billy
Roberts, Davis Thompson, Ovid Roberts. William Mitchell, Orville Brown, James Hamner.
BAPTIST STUDENT UNION
The Baptist Student Union is a youth when he joins a Baptist church in the
organization for Baptists in higher institu- educational center, or any unit organiza-
tions of learning. Every Baptist in col- tion that is represented on the B.S.U.
lege, graduate school, technical or profes- Council. Unit organizations of the B.S.U.
sional school is potential member of the are Sunday school classes, Young People's
B.S.U. He becomes an active member Unions, Y.W.A. circles, etc.
Sigma Tau Delta, national honorary
English fraternity, has been represented
on the campus since 1935 by the Theta
Delta chapter. To be eligible for mem-
bership a student must be English major
or minor, must be of junior standing or
above, and must have maintained a B
standing in his English courses.
First row: Juanita Thome, Mildred Whitehead, Carol Harkins,
Miss Julia Neal. Second row: Vaudine Ledbetter, Fredda Bos-
tick, Mary Sue Campbell, Lorene Hutfman Thompson, Nila June
Gilbert, Peggy Walsh Aldridge, Christine Darby. Third row:
Robert Sokey, Edgar L. McCormick, Walter Crowe, James Flan-
agan, Ermis Thompson, Frank Potter.
SIGMA TAU DELTA
Front row: Vaudine Ledbetter, Ermis Thompson, Bernice McDowell, Juanita Thome, Carol Harkins, Edith Henderson, Robert Gokey,
Frances Clingan, Nila June Gilbert, Peggy Walsh Aldridge, Mildred Whitehead. Back row: Mary Sue Campbell, Fredda Bostick,
Erskine Murray, Betty Murray, Walter Crowe, Miss Julia Neal, Mrs. R. C. Fuller, R. C. Fuller, Christine Darby, Mrs. Edgar L. Mc-
Cormick, Edgar L. McCormick, James Flanagan, Elizabeth Flanagan, Mrs. Frank Potter, Frank Potter, Mary Elizabeth Williams, Doyes
Left to right: Fay* Vann, Julia Lawler, Mildred Davis, Mary Jo White, Fredda Bostlck. Second row: Joann
Harrison, Batty Jo Stubbs, Lorene Herring, Eulalia Childers, Cornelius Dailey, Eloise Gist, Peggy Reeder, Betty
Self, Maurine Sublett. Third row: Mildred Whitehead, Margaret Jean Howe, Alice Bowling, Billie Dean Herren,
Joan McCullough, Joan Wilson, Christine Darby, Martha N arm ore, Lucy Roberson, Grace Morrow, Frances
Harris, Edna Grace Fowler, Willadean Michael, Ramona Victory, Faye Nell Couey.
WOMEN'S STUDENT GOVERNMENT
The Women's Self-Government As-
sociation is an organization of all young
women living in college dormitories or in
town homes away from the supervision
of their parents. The object of the As-
sociation is to enrich the lives of its mem-
bers by constructive planning in regard
to cultural, social, religious, and physical
In co-operation with the administration,
the association attempts to formulate and
implement regulations which point to high
ideals of womanhood.
Executive Board: Fredda Bostick, Presi-
dent; Grace Morrow, Vice-President;
Mary Jo White, Secretary; Bonnie Cant-
rell, Treasurer; Ann Puckett, Fire Chief.
The object of the Men's Self-Govern-
The organization's Constitution and by-
ment Association is to further the inter- laws are designed to help uphold the
ests of those boys living in the dormitories honor and dignity of the college. It is
and to maintain the high standards of the duty of every member to abide by
conduct which manhood requires.
the standards of the Association.
MEN'S STUDENT GOVERNMENT
First row left to right: Edward M. Savage, Ed Jolly, John Felkins, Jack Broome, Bill Scnisler. Second row: John
Holland, Frank Storms, Johnnie Crane, Mike Haygood. Mrs. MacFarland. Ralph Holt, Bill Hester, Alvin Braly,
J. O. Underwood.
First row, left to right: Earl Hargett, Christ Luther, Charles Smith, Ray Collins, Oba Belcher, Mack Ezell, Jchn Markham, Joe Jones,
Louis Calhoun. Second row: Ruth Cross, Estelle Faulkner, Peggy Reeder, Doris Hammond, Imogene Johnson, Elizabeth Brazelton,
Martha Narmore, Mary Ann Prather, James Crew, Rubel Shotts, Randall Goggans. Third row: H, A. Flowers, Violet Hand, Margaret
Eubanks, Mary White, Sue Stockly Betty Self, Ramona Victory, Ma< McBrager, Lunell Spearman, Joy Cope, T. J. Lewter, James
Hawkins. Fourth row: Hubert Gilbert, Eural Gibbs, Frank Smith, Orville Brown, Winford Smith, Ed Biliingham, Jack Ivy, Luther
Johnson, James McDowell, Rae Yielding, James Fowler.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLUB
First Row. Left to right: Jack Ivy, Joe Jones, Earl Hargett.
Second Row: Betty Self, Violet Hand.
The Physical Education Club was or-
ganized in 1946. The objective of this
organization is to awaken a wide and in-
telligent interest in health, physical educa-
tion, and recreation; to acquire and dis-
seminate knowledge concerning them; to
promote such universal health, physical
education and recreation as will provide
well trained leaders and secure programs
throughout the state.
Any student who is enrolled in this in-
stitution, and who is a Physical Education
major is eligible to become a member of
The Skull and Bones is composed of stu-
dents who are interested in Medicine and
allied fiields. The purpose of this club
is to promote greater fellowship, to fur-
ther high ideals, to stimulate interest, and
to encourage the maintenance of high
scholastic standards among those stu-
dents. In keeping with these purposes,
field trips are made to medical schools
and near-by hospitals, such as mental
institutions. Yearly, an award is made to
the student with the highest scholastic
average in the club. It is not all work.
Socials are held throughout the year, and
once a year the entire club takes off for
a day of fun.
SKULL AND BONES
First row: Ruth Sneed, Oscar, Betty Jean Varnell. Second row: Charles McCalla, Bill Humphries, Reba Walker,
Cecil Thompson, Bonnie Cantrell, Evelyn Dickinson. Third Row: Hiram Stewart, Douglas Holt, Harold Floyd,
Allison Barnett, George Mazurenka, Lester Hibbett, Ed Jolley, Marvin Kahn. Fourth row: Charles Kennedy,
Buddy Hannah, Thomas Arnold, Ota Renegar, Gilbert Melson.
First row: Buddy Gough, Carol Harkins, Ann Green, Gene Ledbetter. Second row: Dorothy Rolen, Lois Tonn,
Ethel Smith, Nancy Wilcox. Third row: Mitchell Burford. William Presser, Weston Coburn, Vivian Asbell, Rose
Abbott, Norman Hill. G*n* Green, Curtis Ikard.
YOUNG MUSICIANS CLUB
The Florence Young Musicians Club is concert- series, and the study of various
composed of students seriously interested composers and schools of music. Doyle
music. The club realizes its purpose Lewisispresidentofthegroupwhichisspon-
through the media of radio programs, sored by Dr. Presser and Miss Johnston.
The F Club is the highest honorary
athletic organization on the campus. Its
purpose is to establish a better athletic
relationship between the players of each
of the major sports sponsored by this
school and to promote school spirit, gen-
eral good fellowship and the domineering
and never-dying aim of love and loyalty
Only those who have served their time
in varsity competition in one of the major
sports are eligible for membership in this
group. Also student managers and cheer-
leaders elected by the student body are
eligible. Letters are awarded to new
members in a ceremony held at the end
of each sports season. Initiation usually
precedes the final ceremony in which the
candidates become full-fledged members.
THE "F" CLUB
First row: Mack Eiell, Peggy Aldridge, Sarah Long, Luther (Bugs) Johnson. Second row: Leon McCrary, Charlie
Smith, Lonnie Petty, Ray Collins, Charlie Jones, Gene Rati iff. Third row: Jack Glock, Mastin Gill, Joel Brewer,
Herman Myers, H. L. Burcham, Winford Smith, Joe Jones. Fourth row: Don Jones, Claude Keenum, Jimmy
Maddox, Coach Billinqham, Otto Kerr, Johnnie Johnston.
First row left to right: Jean Parker, Nila June Gilbert, Hubert Gilbert. Second row: Betty Gardiner, Betty Jean Varnell, George Ernest,
Elgin Childers. Third row: Angelo Fergerson, James J. Flanagan, Gilbert Melson. Fourth row: Dan Hand, Eugene Green, Marion Brown,
Don Jones. Fifth row: J. B. Clous*. Bill Trotter, William Graham, Jack Ivy, Alvin Braly. Sixth row: Charles McCalla, Frank Potter,
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB
Left to Right: H. A. Barton. Jack Ivy, Betty Jean Varnell, Jean
Parker Betty Gardiner, Ray Strange, Alvin Braly, Charles
The International Relations Club is one
of the most prominent clubs for students
of social studies at FSTC. It is the aim
of the club to bring about a more thor-
ough and unbiased understanding of in-
ternational affairs. Discussions are carried
on intelligently in an unprejudiced manner.
Students who have completed eighteen
hours of Social Studies with a "B" aver-
age, and havo a "C" average on all of
their studies are eligible for membership.
All prospective teachers are eligible
for membership in the Teachers Associa-
tion. This club acquaints future teachers
with the history, ethics, and program of
the organized teaching profession. It
tries to interest the best young men and
women in Education as a lifelong career.
Officers, left to right: Sarah Turberville, Imogene Coffey, Oba
Belcher, Reba Walker.
Seated, left to right: William Norman Hill, Peggy Walker, Martha Jean Bishop, Sara Turberville, Grace Morrow, Hazel Turney, Martha
Hammond, Rita Ashburn, Vastie Williams, Mariorie Barker, Lorene Lewis, Lorenz Warren. Second row: Charles Smith, Alice Bowling,
Betty Gardiner, Imogene Coffey, Mary Sue Campbell, Joan McCullough, Christine Darby, Beatrice Hendrix, Vaudine Ledbetter, Doris
Evans, Lorene Herring, Emily Vandiver, Violet Hand, Mack Ezell, Ray Collins, Billie Dean Herren, Robbye Sue Bright, James Flanagan.
Third row: Oba Belcher, Fredda Bostick, Alvin Braly, Reba Walker, Jack Ivy, James Hawkins, J. Harold Cooe, Mary Lou Greenhill,
Glendon Gibbs, O'Neal Greenhill, Hubert Gilbert, John Roden, Hulon Cockrell, James Kimbrell. Joe Jones, Eugene Pickard, Jere
Sanderson, Max McBrayer, Ken Posey, H. L. Burcham, W. L. Davis, Sponsor.
Left to Right Betty Gardiner, Ruth
Crowson, Ec b bye Sue Bright, Pa ye
Vann, Ray Elakley, Raymond Buchanan,
Davis Thompson, Curtis Kaylor, Henry
T. Harvey, Sponsor.
First Row, Left to Right: Charles
Randolph, Nancy Wilcox, Gerald
Comer. Second Row: Gene Ledbet-
ter. Bill Hester, Ray Randolph, Buddy
P S I
MARTIN K. NURMI
The inter-Faith Council is composed of representatives from many
religious denominations. Its purpose is to promote religious tolerance
on the campus. To further this purpose, the Council sponsors daily
morning and noon devotional programs.
Alpha Psi Omega is a na + ional dramatic fraternity composed of
members of the Rehearsal Club who prove their special interest and
ability in acting and stage technique. Martin K. Nurmi is sponsor of the
Zeta Rho cast of Alpha Psi Omega.
The purpose of this organization is the discussion and promotion of
understanding of events (current and historical) concerning the Ten-
nessee Valley Authority and the region that it serves.
Kappa Delta Pi, an Honor Society in Education, endeavors to pro-
mote a closer bond among students of Education, and to create a
strong fellowship among those dedicated to the cause of teaching.
High standards of preparation for teaching are fostered. To be eligible
for membership a student must have attained excellence of scholarship
and distinction of achievement in the study of Education.
First Row, Left to Right: Neil Taylor,
Samuel E. Nugent, Hans A. Schmitt,
Granvill Richardson. Second Row:
William Scurlock, C u It a n Bowling,
Bowling, James J. Flanagan, Thomas
R. Cochran. Third Row: James H.
Kimbrell, William A. Braly, James M.
Allen, Samuel F. McGee.
First Row: Juanita Thorne, Martha
Hammond, Peggy Aldridge, Joe Jones,
Sarah Turberville, Don Jones. Vaudine
Ledbetter, Lois Bonner. Second Row:
Otto Wasmer, Donette Davis, William
Norman Hilt, Christine Darby, Jack
Ivy, Mary Sue Campbell, Betty Gard-
iner, Edith Henderson, Sophia Sullivan,
James J. Flanagan.
First row, left ro right: Jimmy Williams, Don Jones. Second row: Mike Haygood, Mrs. W. F MacFarland, W. A.
Richards, Maurine Sub left, Z. S. Dickerson. Third row: Jimmy Wakefield, Sarah Alice Graham, J. Noel Glasscock,
Martha Blizzard, Dorothy Hill, C. A. Glock, Gladys Shepard, Nelson Starkey.
The Social Committee is composed of students (selected by the President of Stu-
dent Council and approved by the college President) and faculty members, organized
for the purpose of planning entertainment for the entire student body.
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national honor-
ary mathematics fraternity. The object
of the fraternity is to further the interests
of mathematics; to help the undergradu-
ate realize the important role that mathe-
appreciation of the power and beauty
possessed by mathematics; and to
provide a society for the recognition of
outstanding achievement in the study of
matics has played in the development of Mathematics. The Alabama Beta chapter
the western civilization; -to develop an was installed May 25, 1935.
KAPPA MU EPSILON
Wtliiam Bagley, J. H. Banks. Raymond Campbell, Walton Clarke, James Clouse, Andrew Coons, Coy Copeland,
Miss Orpha Ann Culmer, Kemper Glassgow, Mike Haygood, Mrs. Hudson, Don Jones, Charles Long, Frank Potter,
Doyes Taylor. Jampi Wakefield, Fred Wells, James Williams, Mrs. Wilson.
First row: Martin K. Nurmi, Faculty: Flo Underwood, Rose Abbott, Mrs. Julian Hood, guest soloist: Curtis Ikard, Harold Cartee.
Second row: Lois Tonn. Mary Nell Hoi lis. Sue Smith, El via Trousdale, Lois Richardson, Mavis White, Vivian S heats, Jean Ryan, Pat
Wright, Billie Nicholi, Dot Braden, Virginia Williams, Dorothy Rolen, M's. Charles Cooper. Third row: Cornelius Dai ley, Annette
Wilbanks, Mildred Davis, vVillodean Davis, Joan Wilson, Betty Gardiner, Billie Dean Herren, Cecil Halbrooks, Mardie O'Dell, Billy
Roberts, Robert Howell, Betty Weems, Cora Lee McCormick, Ann Cantrell, Rebecca Knowles. Fourth row: Mary Alice Smith, Vivian
Azbell, Dan Hand, Angelo Fergerson, Bill Roden, Mitchell Burford, Ray Pace, Ray Blakley, Bill Burks, Robert Dean, Rex DePew,
faculty; O'Neal Greenhill, Tracyne Gibson, Mrs. Exum Watts, Reba Walker. Fifth row: Faye Vann, Mary Sue Campbell, John F.
Smith, Dick Coffee, Frank Porter, Charles Cantrell, Charles McHenry, Charles Wilson, Brewer Young, Denzil Yarbrough, Don Sanders,
S. P. Hogan, Weston Coburn, Buddy Sough.
Membership in the Glee Club is open
to any student regularly enrolled in the
college who has the ability and the desire .
to sing choral music. A, great variety
of music is presented during each scholas-
tic year, from a Cappella singing to selec-
tions from Grand and Light Opera and
Folk song settings. T.he highlight of the
school year is the annual Christmas Carol
The Glee Club assists in sponsoring an-
nual music festivals for Junior and senior
hiqh school choral organizations and the
Tri-Cities Music Festival. The year, 1949,
was highlighted by the trip to Dallas,
Texas, where the club sang for the Na-
tional Federation of Music Study Clubs.
Accompanists: L. Mrs. Martin Nurmi
and R. Miss Lorene Johnston.
Director: Mrs. Hugh G. Porter.
The Wesley Foundation is the student organization of Methodists.
The purpose of the club is to continue the active work of Methodist
students by providing fellowship, study and training through worship
First Row: Arthel Campbell, Robbye Sue
Bright, Billie Dean Herren, Willie T. Hay-
good, Ethel Smith. Second Row: Ray
Blakley, Bonnei! Hill, Doris Evans, Glen-
dale Springer, Ezell Essingler.
First Row: Lowell Muse, Ethel Smith, Ray
Blakley. Second Row: Peggy Ezell,
Helen French, Jean Bond, Barbara Cox.
Third Row: Mabel Farneman, Martha
Haynes, Joann Harrison, Bobby Mitchell.
Fourth Row: Neil Taylor, Henry Harvey.
The purpose of this club will be to promote practice in Spanish con-
versation and familiarization of the members with the Spanish and
Spanish-American customs, literature, arts, and thus to increase the
friendship between those countries and ours.
T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Member Federal Reserve System
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
\Jne of ivlany Ljood (AJankd
^ervlna I forth ^rlabt
It has been our privilege to extend congratulations to
the members of 54 consecutive graduating classes of
Florence State Teachers College. The graduation styles in
1894 were different from those of today, and so was the
face of the store building in which Rogers served the
people of the Tennessee Valley long ago.
Yes, graduating styles and store buildings change, but
inside the graduates and inside this store, there remains a
steadfast adherence to certain ideals and principles.
Now, as in the past, these ageless ideals must remain
in the hearts of students and business men in order to make
secure the glorious future to which you are richly entitled.
We pledge to you, the leaders of tomorrow, that our store
will always be an institution of integrity, good will and
Accept our warmest congratulations upon your worthy
NORTH ALABAMA'S LARGEST STORE
Where the District Shops
YELLOW OR RED TOP
40 Dependable Oabs
215 East Tenn. St.
"It ain't hay"
Flowers For All Occasions Corsages Our Specialty
ADREY FLORAL CO.
105 S. Court St.
E. E. FORBES & SONS PIANO CO., INC.
109 So. Court Street
"Your Friendly Music Store'
MORRIS SERVICE STATION
'A Friendly Place to Trade"
Dedicated to the Interest of the People of the Muscle Shoals District
SQUARE-DANCE "WHING-DiNGS" have caught the
fancy of even the younger generation. They're find-
ing fun in "Levis" and calico ... in the swing-your-
podnah rhythms of Grandma's day. It's a bit enervat-
ing, but you can take it ... if there's one of those cute
picnic coolers full of well iced Dr. Pepper on the
premises. It's a lot of fun. They say it has juvenile
delinquency on the run. Since Dr. Pepper is whole-
some and does something for you, elders and kids
"drink" and dance together and have a "heck" of a
time. Jacquie Strong of Salt Lake City with the con-
certina is shown in this picture, made while in Holly-
wood modeling for the '49 Dr. Pepper Calendar.
Paramount was host. What's that hiding in the hay ?.
BELK HUDSON CO.
S. C. TOOF PRINTING CO.
218 North Court St. Florence, Alabama
A Pullman porter reporting for a night
run found that the trip had been cancelled.
Returning home unexpectedly, he took a
look around the house then he got out his
razor and began to hone it vigorously.
"What you fixing to do, Sam?" inquired
"If dem shoes stickin' out from undah de
bed ain't got no feet in 'em I'se gwine to
PERRITT CHEVROLET CO., INC
Your Dealer for 2 1 Years
SALES PARTS ACCESSORIES SERVICE
DIXIE SUPPLY COMPANY
ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT TENNIS SUPPLIES
RUFUS G. HIBBETT, Manager
Savings Accounts Insured
by a Government Agency
up to $5,000.00 to each Investor
Current Dividend Rate 3%
FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS &
LOAN ASSOCIATION OF
316 No. COURT
E. College St. Florence
"We Serve to Serve Again"
Open 24 Hours a Day
TAPSCOTT & GRIFFIN
ANDERSON NEWS CO.
WELLS TIRE & SUPPLY CO.
228 N. Court St. Florence, Alabama
SINCERE BEST WISHES
FOR YOUR CONTINUED
MARTIN STOVE &
Apparel for Women
110 N. Court, St. Florence Ala.
121 E. Tennessee St.
servation: Of all lab
invented for women
, none has
so popular as a devc
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Hollywood child was
asked if sh
a mamma and a papa.
came the reply.
papas by my first mamma
and two mammas
y second papa.
213 Montgomery Ave.
Exclusive in Tri-Cities
MARY MUFFET, JR.
AND PAKABLE DRESSES
WESTlNGHOUSE AND ZENITH RADIOS
WADE ELECTRIC CO.
"You can be sure if it's Westinghouse"
119 E. Mobile 210 Raleigh Ave.
CLOVERDALE DAIRIES, INC.
GRADE "A" PASTEURIZED
We Produce the Milk We Sell
Telephone 2553 Florence, Alabama
S.T.C.'s Favorite Hangout
E FFO R D
ry St. Fit
Phone 255 Tuscumbia
SHARP & KILLEN
Mr. Sipe: "What do you
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parlor there were
is no d
the little lamp went out!
Have a Coke
"Coca-Cola" and its abbreviation
"Coke" are the registered trade-
marks which distinguish the prod-
uct of The Coca-Cola Company.
Bottled under authority of the Coca-Cola Co. by
FLORENCE COCA-COLA BOTTLING CC
CHARLES E. YOUNG
Circuit Court Clerk
Phone t47 Sheffield, Ala.
"Swing that girl from Arkansas"
R;t z Athens
SPALDIN DRUG CO.
Drugs with a Reputation
"The Home of Nationally Advertised
CITY OF FLORENCE, ALA.
' I'm-*!*.*- ik
caituawi ::-n." ; -*"
"Best Foot Forward"
ECONOMY AUTO STORE
120 E. Tenn. St.
"Prescriptions as prescribed"
Phone 208 Florence
"Madam, will you please get off
"Why don't you put it where It
'Don't tempt me, lady, don't
East Florence Phone 32
20% Cash and Carry Office
106 E. Tuscaloosa St. Phone 231
310 E. Tenn. St. Florence, Ala.
MI-LADY BEAUTY SALON
MARSHALL PLESS owner
106 E. Tenn. St. Phone 174
122 E. Tenn. St.
Entirely New Line Of Ford Cars and Trucks
FORD SALES AND SERVICE
Our Service Department is the best in the State
T. E. CAMPBELL General Manager
EARL HOLLAND Shop Manager
HOWARD TIREY Service Manager
Bring Us Your Car Troubles
dan glenn studio
110 E. Tuscaloosa St. FLORENCE
Pop Carney's Campus Inn is the place to meet your friends
BARKLEY REFRIGERATION CO.
Commercial Refrigeration Dealers
24 hour Service
225 E. Tenn. St. Phone 1759
THE GLOBE DRUG STORE
J. D. MITCHELL, owner
Gifts for all occasions
Phone 72 & 1464
VALLEY SUPPLY CO.
ine of janitor's supplies
1551 Lee Hiway
Phone Florence 1990
105 No. Court Street Florence, Alabama
Our 31st Year
State Teachers College
Dibb Graves Hall
Florence State Teachers College is primarily a teachers college, but because this
institution believes in broad cultural training as well as in professional competence, it
offers a wide selection of four year courses leading to either the general liberal
arts degree of B.A. or the more specialized professional and pre-professional de-
gree of B.S. These degrees represent a satisfactory basis for graduate work in
recognized graduate schools of the country.
The campus, located on approximately the highest elevation in the city, affords a
delightful setting for a college. A ten year expansion period, including an increased
enrollment from 650 to approximately 1,200 and the erection of seven new buildings,
has made this institution the third largest college in Alabama. Its faculty member-
ship and its curriculum have been enlarged proportionately. In the Spring of 1949,
a committee on athletics approved a football program to be started in the Fall of
The influence of this institution on the entire Tennessee Valley has greatly con-
tributed to the prestige of the community "the cultural, center of North Alabama."
CITY OF FLORENCE
ELEBASH JEWELRY CO.
Successors to J. W. SOMMER
106 N. Court St. Florence, Alabama
I just read in the paper that students who don't
smoke make much higher grades than those who
do. This is something for you to think about.
I have thought about it. But truthfully I would
rather make a B and have the enjoyment of smok-
ing: in fact I would rather smoke and drink and
have a C. Furthermore, I would rather smoke and
drink and neck and make a D.
I'll break your neck if you flunk anything.
Many girls have been taken In when they
thought they were just being taken out!
THE FIRST RflTIOnill BflnK
Common Stock, $300,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits, $965,182.22
lAse ZJnid ^pace for ~Stutoaraphi>
J. T. FLflGG KIWTII1G CO., IHC
HIGH GRADE KNIT GOODS
LiSe ^Jhis S^pace for s^rutoaraphd
A Memorable Year
Congratulations to the Student Body and Faculty
of Florence State Teachers College for completion of another
outstanding year of accomplishments.
The Staff of your annual has worked exceedingly
hard tc give you a superb book and one which portrays the high-
lights of memorable activities.
Neither time, effort nor expense have been spared
to provide you with a permanent record, attractively presented and
complete in every detail.
To preserve the photography and literary efforts
of the Staff, the best grades of material have been combined with
skilled workmanship to provide the finest quality yearbook.
We are proud that the 1949 Staff selected us to
help design, print and bind the "Diorama." We have earnestly
endeavored to fulfill the confidence placed in us.
BENSON PRINTING COMPANY
NASHVILLE 3, TENNESSEE